BJ Jenkins, CEO Barracuda Networks to head PaloAlto Networks as the President



Palo Alto Networks announces BJ Jenkins to resume as the president. At Barracuda, Jenkins was a strong MSP and MSSP partner advocate. With the arrival of Jenkins, Palo Alto Networks will shift former President Amit Singh to the new role of chief business officer. Nikesh Arora remains CEO and chairman of the security company.


As CEO of Barracuda Networks, Jenkins successfully shifted the company’s channel partner strategy towards MSPs and MSSPs. The journey included private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquiring Barracuda Networks in 2017. Barracuda, in turn, has acquired multiple MSP-focused software companies that offer cloud-based IT automation, management, security and data protection solutions designed for small business customers.


According to the Palo Alto Networks executive announcement:


# As chief business officer, Singh will focus on bolstering the strategic customer relationships in partnership with Jenkins on the company’s large deals. Additionally, Singh will partner with chief product officer, Lee Klarich, on driving the “cross-functional speedboats that have helped deliver Palo Alto Networks’ industry-leading products.”


 # Palo Alto Networks’ customer-facing leaders will continue in their current roles, reporting directly to Jenkins.


Nikesh Arora, CEO, Palo Alto Networks said,“We are excited to expand our management team and have BJ join us as we kick off activities for the new financial year. BJ has the security experience, customer understanding, and business acumen needed to lead our world-class go-to-market organization. With Amit focusing on our strategic customers in partnership with BJ, we look forward to building on our position of strength amid increased demand and awareness of cybersecurity.”